This panel seeks papers on the enduring legacy and plasticity of the German fairy tale. From the Tin Drum through the poetic journalism of Peter Schneider and on to Lola rennt, the Märchen continually reemerges from the past as metaphor, model, clue and whetting stone for the production of new critical and social thought and the creation of new post(?)-modern narratives through which we tell ourselves the story of our present and possible future. The panel particularly welcomes projects that reveal the hybridity and follow interdisciplinary threads of the Fairy Tale as it emerges in art, politics and contemporary culture.
We invite contributions to an edited volume tentatively titled DISOBEDIENT PRACTICES: TEXTUAL MULTIPLICITY IN MEDIEVAL AND GOLDEN AGE SPAIN. We intend this volume to add to the conversation about the interplay of literary practices and forms of civil disobedience.
More specifically, this project seeks to explore the ways in which textual multiplicity threatens (state-sponsored attempts at) political unification in medieval and early modern Spain.
Disjointed Perspectives on Motherhood/ Pedagogies of the Reversed Maternal Image (Collection)
Editor: Catalina Florina Florescu, PhD
NB: There is NO specific time frame for this collection. Rather, we intend to look at various non-standard perspectives on motherhood as described during different times and as pertaining to many genres and media. For full description of this collection, please read the information presented below.
Shapeshifters, Cyborgs, and Psychedelics: Analyzing the Alternate Worlds of J.J. Abrams' Fringe
NEW DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: 15 May 2012
Proposals for panels and papers are invited for a conference entitled "Captivity Writing Unbound," to be hosted by the University of South Alabama's Department of English and held at its Baldwin County campus, which is set in the heart of the quaint artist community of Fairhope, overlooking scenic Mobile Bay. As conference organizers, we envision a relatively concentrated event in which select scholars working in various disciplines and historical periods will present new ideas about the general area of writing and captivity. We are particularly interested in papers that explore and extend the traditional boundaries of the study of captivity writing, whether these are conceived generically, geographically, historically, or in disciplinary terms.
Request for submissions: About Place Journal; Issue #2 Rust Belt Tales
About Place is the new journal of the Black Earth Institute (www: blackearthinstitute.org) The first issue, A River Runs Through Us, is now out and available for viewing (www.aboutplacejournal.org.)
The 2012 Midwest Popular Culture Association (MPCA) conference will be held Friday-Sunday, 12-14 October 2012 at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel in Columbus, Ohio. Those interested should review the information here (http://mpcaaca.org/columbus-2012/2012-cfp/) to include relevant details on their submission entry. The deadline for receipt of proposals is May 30, 2012.
Call for Papers
Art History and Visual Culture Area
2012 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference
Deadline: May 31, 2012
Friday-Sunday, October 12-14
Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel
The Art History and Visual Culture Area of The Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming Conference in October.
For thirty years, L.M. Montgomery lived in Ontario, writing fiction that confirmed her place, established by the early Anne novels, in the Canadian canon. While much has been written on the familial, cultural, historical, and geographical associations of and influences on her writings of her early years in Prince Edward Island, there is much left to be explored of similar associations and influences from the years Montgomery lived in Leaskdale, Norval, and Toronto and vacationed in Bala. The 2011 centennial celebration, hosted by the L.M. Montgomery Society of Ontario last October, began this conversation in a more formal capacity than had previously occurred.
Call for Papers
Urban Apocalypse, Urban Renaissance:
Science Fiction and Fantasy Landscapes
43rd Annual Conference of the Science Fiction Research Association
Courtyard Downtown Detroit, Michigan
June 28-July 1, 2012
In Projections (2012), Jared Gardner calls comics "perhaps the most understudied of the vernacular modernisms of the twentieth century." This proposal for a special issue of Modernist Cultures (Edinburgh UP) on comics and modernism intends to develop and in some cases initiate critical conversations on the relationships between modernism and comics.
At present, capitalism seems to enjoy a certain status as the last remaining "ideological superpower" in the global arena; however, many committed scholars, activists, writers, philosophers, and others continue to seek new avenues for humanistic engagement even as corporate and political interests work to circumscribe the academic community's contributions to issues affecting the public sphere. Such imagining of alternative epistemologies is the focus of an edited volume currently under consideration at Cambridge Scholars Publishing, entitled, Marxian Cartographies: Mapping and Re-drawing the Trace.
CALL FOR PAPERS:
Caribbean Irish Connections
A multidisciplinary conference and workshop, Barbados Nov 16-17 2012
Organisers: Alison Donnell (University of Reading, UK), Maria McGarrity (LIU Brooklyn, USA,), Evelyn O'Callaghan (University of the West Indies, Barbados)
In the middle of a story about a Jamaican woman called Miss Manda, whose speech acts reveal her as both multiply situated and 'out of place', the prominent Jamaican novelist Erna Brodber issues a surprising provocation to scholars of Caribbean studies,
My paper is about the growth of information and technology, and how we can preserve both of these together in the best possible way. Technology has always interested me, as well as information, and how people access and use it. The preservation and inspiration of information is an interesting topic, and has many aspects, and many possibilities for now and the future. I'm especially excited to share my research and views with others, and see what they can gather from it, and how they can further improve it.
Is there a "Light in the Attic"? : Exploring Children's Poetry